The Bund (Wai Tan)
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings and a waterfront promenade that is packed with tourists, locals and street sellers.
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  • Amr Sobhi
    Accra, Ghana89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bund
    The Bund is a famous waterfront area located in Shanghai, China. It stretches along the western bank of the Huangpu River and is known for its stunning skyline views. The area is lined with historic buildings showcasing a blend of architectural styles, including Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco. The Bund is a popular tourist destination and a symbol of Shanghai's past as an international trading hub. It offers a vibrant atmosphere with numerous restaurants, shops, and promenades, making it a must-visit destination for travelers.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 August 2023
  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bund
    It is part of Shanghai close to Huang Pu River ,with neo-classical buildings and a waterfront promenade that is packed with tourists, I have been here several times on my visit to Shanghai. I saw many people local and tourist. It is worth visit especially at night.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Edson
    San Francisco, California255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bund, at night… you’re welcome!
    The bund was an amazing experience, a cluster of European style historical buildings very well preserved. I do remember seeing pictures of the bund before and I have to say they didn’t do any justice. I got the chance to visit it for the first time at night and the lightning in the buildings is breathtaking, plenty of spots to take pictures and right amount of people without feeling overwhelmed. Walking distance to other attractions and just across the street to see the Shanghai modern skyline.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Francisco M
    Miami, Florida56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best english tour guide in Shanghai
    We took a 4 hour tour in Shanghai, focusing on the history and architecture of the city, for the years 1900 to 1947. The Bund and surrounding streets, and Nanjing Rd E and Nanjing Rd W. The Sassoon family, the Kadoorie family, the Hardoon family, and many more western and Chinese families that left a mark in Shanghai. The Jewish museum tells the story of 20,000 refugees before WW2 and after, during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. The French and British concessions are also very important during this tour. The guide name: Mary Wu. Her contact: +86 150 0191 3031 Her email: marywinwinwin666@163.com Very knowledgeable guide. Being a local and communicating in very good English, this city tour ( car and walking) was a highlight of our China trip.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 October 2023
  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,836 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart and soul of China - by day and night
    I first visited the Bund in 1979 when China was first opening up to the world. China was a very different country then but then the Bund was also completely to the other parts of China I visited. On the Bund, couples strolled around hand in hand. That sort of thing was absolutely verboten in the rest of China. I loved the Bund then and still love it now, both by day and night. The promenade allows a close-up view of the constant activity on the Huangpu River and the beautiful old colonial buildings in the old French and British Quarters. By night the area comes alive: there is still plenty of action on the river but highlight is the dazzling lightshow from the skyscrapers across the river at Pudong. Shanghai is an amazing vibrant, dynamic city and to me this essence is captured best on the Bund
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Steve l
    Seattle, Washington42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fancy Bund in a different look
    I took a half day off to visit the Bund during my business trip in Shanghai, it's a drizzling day, a little bit cold outside, so there are few visitor there, and famous skyscraper like oriental pearl and etc. were hiding in the clouds. It gave me a different kind feeling about this venue, fancy of course, but quite and free, I took the ferry boat to the other side, the Nanjing Xilu, this is a unique experience, I heard that it is extremely popular place for the tourist to go to have fantastic view about the Bund, I highly suggest you to take it at night, a wonderful experience will be guaranteed .
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Nis N
    Port of Spain, Trinidad150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do if in Shanghai
    A must visit aspect of Shanghai. I had a few hours in Shanghai before heading off to the airport and walked down to the Bund. Be prepared for crowds however the sight of the towers across the river really is one to behold. There are restaurants and pubs down there as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 February 2024
  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's Photogenic And Free
    Highly recommend a walk here. We visited in the morning before the fog had cleared and it was still a sight to behold. The front is planted beautifully and is colourful while the buildings across the water were slightly shrouded in fog giving an otherworld feeling. We returned in the evening to a spectacular light show, stunning place to visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,727 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical tourist spot
    The famous stretch of waterfront at Puxi. With the historical buildings from Gothic, Renaissance, Art Deco styles, many to look at. Across the huangpu river is Pudong where you see the Pearl tower plus all the skyscrapers Many restaurants and shops as well
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 April 2024
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AJ Alden
Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It's definitely a must go place in Shanghai, especially at night.
My suggestion is taking cruise during the day and enjoy the view at night when It's a bit dark to just chilling there......it would more quite and more beautiful views at night as the lights are on.
Written 17 April 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The famous stretch of waterfront at Puxi. With the historical buildings from Gothic, Renaissance, Art Deco styles, many to look at. Across the huangpu river is Pudong where you see the Pearl tower plus all the skyscrapers

Many restaurants and shops as well
Written 2 April 2024
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Highly recommend a walk here. We visited in the morning before the fog had cleared and it was still a sight to behold. The front is planted beautifully and is colourful while the buildings across the water were slightly shrouded in fog giving an otherworld feeling. We returned in the evening to a spectacular light show, stunning place to visit.
Written 29 March 2024
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Chow E
Singapore, Singapore237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Bund is an extremely long stretch of buildings that covers more than 1 km and has a lot of historical buildings and beautiful hotels. It is a pleasure to see so much nice buildings.
Written 21 March 2024
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Nis N
Port of Spain, Trinidad150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A must visit aspect of Shanghai. I had a few hours in Shanghai before heading off to the airport and walked down to the Bund. Be prepared for crowds however the sight of the towers across the river really is one to behold. There are restaurants and pubs down there as well.
Written 1 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steve l
Seattle, WA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
I took a half day off to visit the Bund during my business trip in Shanghai, it's a drizzling day, a little bit cold outside, so there are few visitor there, and famous skyscraper like oriental pearl and etc. were hiding in the clouds. It gave me a different kind feeling about this venue, fancy of course, but quite and free, I took the ferry boat to the other side, the Nanjing Xilu, this is a unique experience, I heard that it is extremely popular place for the tourist to go to have fantastic view about the Bund, I highly suggest you to take it at night, a wonderful experience will be guaranteed .
Written 25 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annexplorer71
Brighton, IL256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice, safe, walking area in Shanghai. We walked the riverfront at night. Unique lights along the way. One day I will return to China again.
Written 24 November 2023
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I first visited the Bund in 1979 when China was first opening up to the world. China was a very different country then but then the Bund was also completely to the other parts of China I visited. On the Bund, couples strolled around hand in hand. That sort of thing was absolutely verboten in the rest of China. I loved the Bund then and still love it now, both by day and night. The promenade allows a close-up view of the constant activity on the Huangpu River and the beautiful old colonial buildings in the old French and British Quarters. By night the area comes alive: there is still plenty of action on the river but highlight is the dazzling lightshow from the skyscrapers across the river at Pudong. Shanghai is an amazing vibrant, dynamic city and to me this essence is captured best on the Bund
Written 20 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful at night .
Was able to take many photos of the lit up buildings.
Wandered around the shops opposite.
100% recommend.
Written 25 October 2023
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Francisco M
Miami, FL56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
We took a 4 hour tour in Shanghai, focusing on the history and architecture of the city, for the years 1900 to 1947. The Bund and surrounding streets, and Nanjing Rd E and Nanjing Rd W. The Sassoon family, the Kadoorie family, the Hardoon family, and many more western and Chinese families that left a mark in Shanghai. The Jewish museum tells the story of 20,000 refugees before WW2 and after, during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. The French and British concessions are also very important during this tour.
The guide name: Mary Wu. Her contact: +86 150 0191 3031
Her email: marywinwinwin666@163.com
Very knowledgeable guide. Being a local and communicating in very good English, this city tour ( car and walking) was a highlight of our China trip.
Written 24 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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